TAKEUCHI Keishu -- "Beauty with Fish Basket"

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Artist TAKEUCHI, Keishu
Title "Beauty with Fish Basket"
(given name)
Date 1908
Series "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine.
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 3/8 x 11 3/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed and extensive "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to wind-sock; highly detailed lines.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors.
(Two creases bottom; several tears bottom one-inch; bumping/wear.) Two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints" #4.2. See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments A beauty is seen passing through a cloth-covered doorway, fish basket in hand.
A seldom seen design.
Item # EG-643
Price $250 (Sold/MRC)